Category: Labor

Paul Buhle: Labor’s Sell-Out and the Sanders Campaign

Rebelliously democratic union locals and a handful of internationals offer an alternative to the slow death of American unionism

Alex Gourevitch: Chronicle of a Strike

Verizon strikers are fighting against the oppression and indignity of the American workplace

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Steve Early: Left Cover for Hoffa? The Rise and Fall of a Model Teamsters Local

Review of Fighting For Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working Class Citizenship, by Bob Bussel

Shaun Richman: One Day Longer

The Verizon strike is a war of attrition — and the future of the labor movement is at stake

Sonia Singh: L.A. Car Wash Workers Turn Up Pressure

In Juan Hernandez’s first car wash job, he and his co-workers used to put in nine-hour days for $40 in cash. Workers would often arrive at 8 a.m.—but have to wait three or four hours to start working, with no fixed schedule. “When I began to work in this industry, there was practically no control Read more…

Pete Dolack: We all pay for low wages

The relentless scramble to survive competition eventually closed the brief window when rising wages were tolerated and government investment encouraged

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Steve Early: A Tale of Two Teamsters: Building a Community-Minded Union in Mid-Century St. Louis

A look at Fighting For Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working Class Citizenship, by Bob Bussel

Kim Moody: U.S. Labor: What’s New, What’s Not?

This revival of grassroots activism along with new forms of rudimentary class consciousness and political openness could spill over into permanent worker organization

Robert M. Schwartz: FMLA Doctor’s Notes: What Unions Need to Know

A look at the Family and Medical Leave Act

Rosa Luxemburg: What Are the Origins of May Day?

Rosa Luxemburg on the roots of May Day

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